Former SAfrica team manager guilty of match-fixing


CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- The former manager of the South African national team has been found guilty of trying to fix a league promotion playoff game in 2011.

The South African Football Association says Philemon Setshedi was convicted on match-fixing charges in a commercial crimes court on Friday.

His sentencing hearings will begin in February.

SAFA says he was found guilty of attempting "to unduly and improperly influence the outcome" of the game last year in Cape Town.

SAFA called it "an historic" first match-fixing conviction in South Africa and said it was proof that the work of government agencies and FIFA's security department was "starting to yield positive results."

SAFA President Kirsten Nematandani encouraged people to make use of a 24-hour football anti-corruption telephone number in South Africa to report suspicious behavior.